Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ty & Michelle {Texas photoshoot}

Earlier this month I was in Texas visiting my best friend Michelle & her family. Even though it was a short visit we made time for a photoshoot and I'm so glad we did! Michelle might look familiar because I did a session of her & her baby girl when they visited California back in July. Ty may look familiar because I've come to the recent realization that he definitely resembles Mr. Schuester on the TV show, Glee! And to top it off, Ty is even a high school teacher! haha!

Anyway, back to our photoshoot. We headed out early and took advantage of all the cool places around downtown Smithville. With such a great area, ideal light, and two beautiful people that I love... it really could not have been anymore ideal! :)

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ryan & Cassie + Emma {Dixon family portraits}

I was able to do a special photoshoot for Ryan & Cassie and their NEW addition, Emma! It was extra special, because Ryan was here on a two week leave from serving over in Afghanistan. God timed his visit perfectly to be here for the birth of his new daughter and still be able to spend some time with her before he had to go back. We were able to squeeze in this shoot, & hopefully the pictures will help them feel close even though miles seperate them right now. April can't come soon enough!

There is something so unbelievably precious about a newborn.

How cute is this one! :)

These two have no trouble being romantic in front of the camera, love that! :)

Grandpa & Grandma :)

She is soooo tiny!! Even the sock monkey has her beat!

Emma's wearing her daddy's dog tags. If you ask me, I think this little girl is going to be awfully proud of her daddy's service to his country!

Sweet baby girl

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jonathan & Abby {Nashville wedding}

I had such a fantastic time having the chance to fly out to Nashville to assist the ever fabulous Sarah Barlow with a wedding. And I couldn't have had a more ideal wedding to help her with. Jonathan and Abby were the cutest couple! They were so in love and ridiculously happy.

They also had a very fitting Nashville venue - the Country Music Hall of Fame!

Abby you are so beautiful. Movie star status, for reals!

Abby's little niece Paisley. Adorable.

Jonathan & Abby opted for a First Look which worked out so perfectly because we were able to take care of all their pictures before the ceremony started, it made the day flow so smoothly! Plus it allowed for them to have these special moments together.

Judging by their reactions I think they quite enjoyed their first look :)

We started taking pictures in the Hall of Fame after normal visiting hours so we had the place to ourselves, it was amazing!

Can these two get any cuter? No, seriously... I think not.

Here is my favorite shot of the day :)

We stepped outside for a couple shots before the ceremony started. Love shooting right at dusk!

Such a gentleman! :)

There ceremony was so perfect. They had all of their closest family and friends & the vows were beautiful.

The Pastor said something that really left an impression on me. He addressed Jonathan and said, "Once a day ask Abby this question, 'How are you feeling?'". He then turned to Abby and told her to ask Jonathan every few days, "What are you dreaming?" I love that!

First kiss as Husband & Wife!

It's pretty neat how Jonathan & Abby met. Abby's sister, Jordan, worked with Jonathan. After she got to know him she realized, he was perfect for Abby! She set them up & the rest was history... Sisters really do know what's best :) During the toasts Jordan read the text messages (still saved on her phone) that both Jonathan & Abby had sent her right after their first date. It was super cute! :)

Abby surprised Jonathan with this awesome guitar cake!

Congratulations Jonathan & Abby! You were both wonderful, I loved being able to help capture your special day. Wishing you a love that grows day after day and year after year!

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